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Samaritan Homelessness App

Samaritan can enable cities or large employers to mobilize their members and engage with the single mom on the bus, the grandfather on the street, or the homeless teen outside the supermarket. When you cross paths with a Samaritan Beacon Holder, a notification will appear on your phone. Tapping on the notification provides an opportunity to engage and be of help.

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Samaritan Homelessness App

Samaritan can enable cities or large employers to mobilize their members and engage with the single mom on the bus, the grandfather on the street, or the homeless teen outside the supermarket. When you cross paths with a Samaritan Beacon Holder, a notification will appear on your phone. Tapping on the notification provides an opportunity to engage and be of help.

Benefits

The beacon promotes monthly counseling sessions, a critical & proven mechanism to help people to overcome their challenges.

Connects community with homeless population, providing critical service and donation needs.

The beacon holder can use funds at partnered stores and nonprofits to buy what they need to survive or leave the street.

The beacon can be used with dignity at any partnered merchant for helpful goods and services.

Main Features

To keep their beacon active, holders meet with a counselor monthly to set and follow up their goals.

Users can learn of the homeless individual story, and give directly towards their ciritcl, unmet needs.

App uses bluetooth to send users a notification when you're close to a homeless beacon holder.

Primary Audience

Large employers that want to connect with their local community

Homeless individuals

Citizens & workers

Cities

Benefits

The beacon promotes monthly counseling sessions, a critical & proven mechanism to help people to overcome their challenges.

Connects community with homeless population, providing critical service and donation needs.

The beacon holder can use funds at partnered stores and nonprofits to buy what they need to survive or leave the street.

The beacon can be used with dignity at any partnered merchant for helpful goods and services.

Main Features

To keep their beacon active, holders meet with a counselor monthly to set and follow up their goals.

Users can learn of the homeless individual story, and give directly towards their ciritcl, unmet needs.

App uses bluetooth to send users a notification when you're close to a homeless beacon holder.

Primary Audience

Large employers that want to connect with their local community

Homeless individuals

Citizens & workers

Cities

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Chuck

Beacon Holder

Citizen - City of Seattle

This makes me feel like there is somebody out there who actually wants to help

David W.

Samaritan App User

Citizen of the City of Seattle

This is an amazing model because it provides two critical components: real Capital and Social Capital. Both are truly needed.